Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 11, 2013

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is visiting California this week to attract companies away from the Golden State with promises of low taxes and fewer regulations. The EU's Justice Commissioner says American companies like Google and Facebook must abide by a proposed new European law on data protection or face stiff penalties. The U.S. trade deficit shrank at the end of 2012, thanks in part to higher exports. Which of world's economies depend most on exports?
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PODCAST: Down with the beef burger, the State of the Union for toddlers

Pope Benedict and the church's branding, the State of the Union for toddlers, and a check in on Egypt two years after its revolution.
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The fiscal cliff reprise: Meet the sequester

There are less than three weeks to go until Washington's latest budget deadline -- the $85 billion spending cut package known as the sequester.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, sequestration, Obama
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Pope Benedict and the church's brand

Pope Benedict took office in 2005, as the Catholic Church was reeling from a sex abuse scandal. Has he been effective in restoring the Church's brand around the world?
Posted In: Catholic church, Pope Benedict
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Pope Benedict: Leading the church through crisis

As the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict has been the leader of a troubled brand, as the church was hit hard by the clergy-sex-abuse scandals.
Posted In: Catholic church, Pope Benedict XVI
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Which country depends most on exports?

Find out which country exports 56 percent of its GDP each year.
Posted In: exports, South Korea, China, Germany
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EU data protection law could trigger trade war

The EU's Justice Commissioner says American companies like Google and Facebook must abide by a proposed new European law on data protection or face stiff penalties.
Posted In: Facebook, Google, data security, Europe, Tech
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How to avoid email hackers in two easy steps

Marketplace Tech contributor Chester Wisniewski of the computer security firm Sophos says change your password and lie.
Posted In: Tech, cybersecurity, passwords, hacking
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Which is better for business: Texas or California?

Texas Governor Rick Perry visits California to attract companies away from the Golden State with promises of low taxes and fewer regulations.
Posted In: texas, california, Rick Perry, Jerry Brown
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Making preschool possible for everyone

Advocates for more federal funding 0f preschools are hoping for a shout out during the State of the Union.
Posted In: Education, preschool, State of the Union
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Putting a black box in every new car

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing black-box rules that would kick in in September 2014.
Posted In: Tech, Auto, car insurance
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Egypt's economy two years after revolution

It may still be too early to judge the success or failure of that revolution in Egypt, but one thing is clear: It has not led to economic prosperity.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring

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